Kelley House Renovation Project Shifts Gears
With a major renovation project under way, the Kelley House and Newes from America pub will stay shuttered this summer as construction work continues in the heart of downtown Edgartown.
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Expansion Plans on Deck, Kelley House Will Close
The Kelley House and its associated food and beverage outlets will close in early January to prepare for a major expansion project at the downtown hotel.
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Kelley House Plans Major Hotel Expansion
One of Edgartown’s most historic waterfront blocks is being reimagined as a unified hotel campus by the new owners of the Kelley House, a Boston-based real estate firm.
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Kelley House Transfers Licenses
Edgartown has set Oct. 20 as a public hearing date for the Kelley House’s new liquor license after the hotel changed owners late last week.
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Kelley House Hotel Changes Hands
The historic Kelley House in Edgartown, among the oldest hotels in the country, was sold Friday to Blue Flag Partners, a Boston-based real estate private equity firm, for $19.6 million.
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Two Historic Edgartown Hotels Sell For $12.3 Million at Public Auction

The historic Harbor View and Kelley House hotels in Edgartown were sold at public auction this week to First Winthrop Corp., a Boston real estate company which owns 160 commercial properties on Nantucket. Purchase price was $12,305,000.

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Changes in Old Hostelry Leave Exterior Unchanged
Vineyard Gazette

When the Great Harbour Inn opened in Edgartown this spring, early guests and staff members had several surprises in the form of improvements in the building waiting for them, improvements not discernible from the outside since Richard L. Colter, the owner of the inn, was careful not to disturb the appearance of the 200 year old building.

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Coal Bin into Parlor
Vineyard Gazette

Guests returning to the Great Harbour Inn in Edgartown, the former Kelley House, have some surprises in store for them, but it is doubtful that they will miss the coal bin. For probably none of them knew that what is now a most attractive small parlor to the left of the front door, was once the hotel coal bin, which has been relegated to the rear, close to the furnace.

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Local Items
Vineyard Gazette

Contractor Elmer E. West is building for Mrs. E. A. Kelley, of the Kelley House, on her land on the waterfront between Osborn’s and Chadwick’s wharves, a two-story building, 24 by 34 feet in size, which we are told will be used by male guests of the Kelley House as a lounging room, with other rooms for card playing, smoking, etc.

 

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William Kelley
Vineyard Gazette

Sudden, and yet not unexpected, was the announcement last Friday evening which went from house to house and club to business place, that William Kelley, well-known landlord and busy citizen, had passed away.

Mr. Kelley had been confined to the house for about ten days, although he had been ailing for the past six weeks. The cause of his sickness and death was Brights disease, which, once seated, made fast inroads upon his naturally rugged frame.

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